Ancient flavors and genuine ingredients are the secret ingredient of every unforgettable vacation in Valderice : from fish caught in the waters of the Gulf of Bonagia to excellent local meats, to excellent agricultural products such as extra virgin olive oil, cheeses and wines.
The cuisine of Valderice offers some peculiar specialties such as sweet and sour rabbit, fried olives, blended with vinegar, and peperonata.
Desserts are another local gem: mandarins filled with a cream made with the pulp of the fruit, the famous “eyes of Santa Lucia'' (a traditional Christmas pastry which consists of tiny sweet pieces dipped in a sugar glaze).
Then there are the taralli, a specialty created with flour, oil, salt and pepper. And last but not least, a sauce made by cooking gooseberries with sugar and water that is used to accompany meat or fish with a strong taste.